Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, January 25 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arthur Curley Lecture featuring Ishmael Beah Author Event, Speaker series Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand BR A
Description :

ALA Midwinter attendees can hear the inspiring human rights advocate and bestselling author Ishmael Beah at the 2014 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture on Saturday, January 25, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Beah’s first book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier has been published in over thirty languages and helped shine an international spotlight on his story and thereby on critical issues related to children and war.
At the age of twelve, Beah fled attacking rebels. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and though gentle by nature, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. Eventually released by the army and sent to a UNICEF rehabilitation center, he struggled to regain his humanity and to reenter the world of civilians, who viewed him with fear and suspicion. His first book is seen as a tale of redemption and hope. Beah crosses over to fiction in his forthcoming novel, Radiance of Tomorrow (January 2014, Macmillan), which is already garnering rave reviews.
Ishmael Beah was born in 1980 in Sierra Leone, West Africa. He has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Vespertine Press, LIT, Parabola, and numerous academic journals. He is a UNICEF Ambassador and Advocate for Children Affected by War; a member of the Human Rights Watch Children’s Rights Advisory Committee; an advisory board member at the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; visiting scholar at the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University; visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights at Rutgers University; cofounder of the Network of Young People Affected by War (NYPAW); and president of the Ishmael Beah Foundation. He has spoken before the United Nations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and many panels on the effects of war on children. Time magazine named A Long Way Gone as number three on their list of the top ten nonfiction books of 2007.
Beah’s appearance is sponsored by Macmillan.
The Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture series commemorates Arthur Curley’s lifelong dedication to the principles of intellectual freedom and free public access to information. A champion of the arts and of the library’s role as a center that can transform the community, Curley was director of the Boston Public Library and served as ALA president.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Buzz Into Spring with Scholastic Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Find out all about the upcoming titles from the Scholastic Spring 2014 list. These sneak peaks will help you get a head start on 2014. Find your new favorites in this session—there’s a lot to choose from between picture books, readers, middle grade, nonfiction, teen titles and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Buzz Into Spring with Scholastic Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Find out all about the upcoming titles from the Scholastic Spring 2014 list. These sneak peaks will help you get a head start on 2014. Find your new favorites in this session—there’s a lot to choose from between picture books, readers, middle grade, nonfiction, teen titles and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Catch the Abrams/Amulet Middle-Grade Buzz: 15 Questions in 15 Minutes Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Did you ever wonder what your favorite author’s favorite ____ is? Join us to find out! In the spotlight will be: Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, QwikPick Society), Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble), Lisa Greenwald (My Life in Pink & Green, Welcome to Dog Beach), and Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers). Who knows what will happen when Jason Wells, Executive Director of Marketing and Publicity, asks 15 probing questions in this lightning round of author intrigue!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 3:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Catch the Abrams/Amulet Middle-Grade Buzz: 15 Questions in 15 Minutes Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Did you ever wonder what your favorite author’s favorite ____ is? Join us to find out! In the spotlight will be: Tom Angleberger (Origami Yoda, QwikPick Society), Jonathan Auxier (The Night Gardener, Peter Nimble), Lisa Greenwald (My Life in Pink & Green, Welcome to Dog Beach), and Amy Ignatow (The Popularity Papers). Who knows what will happen when Jason Wells, Executive Director of Marketing and Publicity, asks 15 probing questions in this lightning round of author intrigue!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Book Buzz Theater - Disney-Hyperion and Charlesbridge Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Disney-Hyperion publishes books for all ages, picture book through Young Adult, and we’ll share some of our favorites coming in 2014. Charlesbridge presents stories of the events and people that have shaped American history. From the building of the White House to contraband slaves during the Civil War, from the struggle for civil rights to questions about immigration in contemporary America, many Charlesbridge books inspire young readers to think about, act on, and consider what it means to be American.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Book Buzz Theater - Disney-Hyperion and Charlesbridge Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Disney-Hyperion publishes books for all ages, picture book through Young Adult, and we’ll share some of our favorites coming in 2014. Charlesbridge presents stories of the events and people that have shaped American history. From the building of the White House to contraband slaves during the Civil War, from the struggle for civil rights to questions about immigration in contemporary America, many Charlesbridge books inspire young readers to think about, act on, and consider what it means to be American.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - Enjoy a Crafternoon with BiblioCraft Author and NYPL Librarian, Jessica Pigza! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Spend your crafternoon with rare book librarian and DIYer Jessica Pigza and learn how you can ignite a love of crafts while promoting library research skills. In this session, Jessica will introduce her new book, BiblioCraft, out this spring from Abrams / STC Craft, in which she shows readers how to access library resources and presents 20+ project ideas from noted designers, all inspired by library research. Attendees will be given the materials to leave with a sample project-their very own watermark-embroidered bookmark-as well as creative ideas for inspiring their community to uncover library resources worldwide and bring their creative visions to life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - Enjoy a Crafternoon with BiblioCraft Author and NYPL Librarian, Jessica Pigza! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Spend your crafternoon with rare book librarian and DIYer Jessica Pigza and learn how you can ignite a love of crafts while promoting library research skills. In this session, Jessica will introduce her new book, BiblioCraft, out this spring from Abrams / STC Craft, in which she shows readers how to access library resources and presents 20+ project ideas from noted designers, all inspired by library research. Attendees will be given the materials to leave with a sample project-their very own watermark-embroidered bookmark-as well as creative ideas for inspiring their community to uncover library resources worldwide and bring their creative visions to life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From the wonderfully sublime to the out & out silly: W.W. Norton & Workman Publishing Company Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Two respected independent publishers join forces to present their upcoming titles, including Adult fiction, nonfiction, and Algonquin Young Readers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From the wonderfully sublime to the out & out silly: W.W. Norton & Workman Publishing Company Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Two respected independent publishers join forces to present their upcoming titles, including Adult fiction, nonfiction, and Algonquin Young Readers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From Zombies to Guinea Pigs Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

All the best children’s titles from the publishing partners of Random House, Inc. (i.e. Blue Apple Books, Quirk Books, Quercus, Archie Comics, NYRB, and MORE!)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From Zombies to Guinea Pigs Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

All the best children’s titles from the publishing partners of Random House, Inc. (i.e. Blue Apple Books, Quirk Books, Quercus, Archie Comics, NYRB, and MORE!)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 1:30pm

1:45pm - 2:15pm
Book Buzz Theater - Hachette and Simon & Schuster Present Book Buzz 2014 Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Come hear about our favorite Spring & Summer 2014 titles for libraries!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:45pm - 2:15pm
Book Buzz Theater - Hachette and Simon & Schuster Present Book Buzz 2014 Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Come hear about our favorite Spring & Summer 2014 titles for libraries!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater - HarperCollins Children’s Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Get the inside scoop on upcoming children’s and YA titles from HarperCollins Children’s Books!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater - HarperCollins Children’s Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Get the inside scoop on upcoming children’s and YA titles from HarperCollins Children’s Books!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 11:45am
Book Buzz Theater - Kids Title: Stubby, the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! Sibert honor winner Ann Bausum presents a sneak peak of Stubby the War Dog and her first ever narrative non-fiction for adults, Sergeant Stubby. Stubby is the stump-tailed terrier who wandered into the World War I training camp at Yale University and shipped off to war with the boys of the Yankee Division. A true war dog and hero, Stubby alerted the soldiers of impending gas attacks, provided comfort to the wounded and home-sick troops, charmed his Commanding Officers with his right pawed salute, and even captured an German spy! Stubby now stands guard in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 11:45am
Book Buzz Theater - Kids Title: Stubby, the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! Sibert honor winner Ann Bausum presents a sneak peak of Stubby the War Dog and her first ever narrative non-fiction for adults, Sergeant Stubby. Stubby is the stump-tailed terrier who wandered into the World War I training camp at Yale University and shipped off to war with the boys of the Yankee Division. A true war dog and hero, Stubby alerted the soldiers of impending gas attacks, provided comfort to the wounded and home-sick troops, charmed his Commanding Officers with his right pawed salute, and even captured an German spy! Stubby now stands guard in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 4:00pm

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - Listening Library Audiobook Buzz Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Join Jodie Cohen, Senior Marketing Manager and Rebecca Waugh, Executive Acquisitions Editor to get the inside scoop on Listening Library's upcoming Spring titles. Find out how audiobooks can open the world of literature to a larger audience. Get help with collection development and pick up CD samplers about erasing bullying and getting guys excited about literature. Plus, all attendees will receive a FREE audiobook.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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